Presented by the FCBA Internet of Things Committee
3:00 – 3:05 p.m. Welcome and Introductions
Laura Stefani, Co-Chair, FCBA Internet of Things Committee, and Of Counsel, Mintz
3:05 – 4:00 p.m. Furthering UAS Deployment in U.S. Airspace
The FAA has been working to further revise its rules and policies to allow for the full integration of small UAS into the nation’s airspace, presently with a proceeding to require remote identification of small UAS. This panel will provide an update on FAA initiatives, Congressional requirements, and industry efforts that are aimed at accomplishing this mission.
Steve Augustino, Co-Chair, FCBA Internet of Things Committee, and Partner, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Lisa Ellman, Partner, HoganLovells
Dontai Smalls, Vice President, Global Public Affairs, UPS
Tom McMahon, Senior VP of Advocacy and Government Relations, Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)
4:00 – 4:05 p.m. Break
4:05 – 5:00 p.m. The Continuing Development of Spectrum Resources for UAS
Numerous solutions for UAS tracking, operation, and payload will be required in order to fully incorporate small UAS into U.S. airspace. The FCC has only just begun to identify necessary spectrum allocations and define appropriate service rules, while NTIA and FAA also play a role. This panel will look at the range of spectrum opportunities that are being or could be considered for small UAS operations.
Anna Gomez, Partner, Wiley
Charles Mathias, Associate Bureau Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, FCC (invited)
Carolyn A. Kahn, Chief Spectrum Economist, The MITRE Corporation
Audrey Allison, Vice President, Global Spectrum Management, Boeing